Autumn Open Day Planned for Horse Sanctuary to Raise Vital Funds
Essex based horse charity, Remus Horse Sanctuary, will be holding it’s final Open Day of the year on Sunday 7 October. Entertainment for children, a bouncy castle, stalls, raffle and tombola, live music; Midnite Blu and refreshments (including cakes, yum!) will complete the day.
Following a long dry summer, which meant additional budget had to be spent on feed to replace the lack of grass, the charity has forecast a need for additional financial support to get through the cold winter months. The planned open day will help raise vital funds to assist with this.
Sue Burton, founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary commented: “we’ve never been a rich charity but just as we get our heads above water something else comes along to knock us back.
“Our work here never gets any easier – rescuing a horse is expensive and normally it’ll either be in ill health or suffering some other form of trauma. It then requires extra medical attention, round the clock care, medication and specialist food.
“Our bills seem to rise constantly, and the cold weather brought on by the winter means extra heat and extra food and nourishment for both the ill and the elderly animals. You can see why people liken us to a hospice!”
For those unable to visit on Sunday 7 October, Sue is pleading for donations to help with the task ahead, “please help us get through another winter. I’ve given my life for the animals in our care at Remus, but we can’t continue to do it without financial support.”
Full details of how donations can be made can be found on the charity website at: www.remussanctuary.org/donate.
The Sanctuary has been providing rehabilitation and care for over 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats for the past 35 years. All of the animals at Remus are victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a result of ignorance or malicious intent.
Entry to the Open Day event on Sunday 7 October is just £4 for adults and £2 for children and the gates will be open from 1pm until 5pm at the Sanctuary’s premises near Ingatestone in Essex. Parking is available on-site, with disabled access, and dogs are welcome on a lead.
For further information, visit the website at www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.